June 20, 2014, Ft. Myers, FL -- Nervanix, a leading innovator in the application of neuroscience to the field of education, announced the addition of Dr. Steve Miller as Chief Science Officer.
Dr. Miller recently completed work with the Sally Ride Science Center where he was responsible for overseeing the business development activities to drive revenue and develop long-term partnerships. He has extensive academic and business experience in the transfer of technology into rapidly growing science-based start-ups. Previously, Steve was on the executive team at NeuroFocus managing the staff and operations for their global neurolab laboratories that provided neuromarketing research for Fortune 100 companies in the US and abroad.
Miller’s prior leadership role in education included the co-founding of Scientific Learning Corporation, a neuroscience-based technology company serving K-12 students. Scientific Learning was a technology-transfer project that included UCSF Medical Center and Rutgers University. He was a co-investigator on the academic research based at Rutgers University. He worked extensively on the technology transfer, business incorporation; venture financing and start-up phases of the company culminating in a successful IPO.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Miller has chosen to join our team at Nervanix,” said CEO and Founder, Adam Hall. “As Chief Science Officer, Steve will provide guidance and expertise on how to best apply the most current neuroscience research and practices to student learning as well as optimal instructional pedagogies for teachers.”
Steve’s academic experience including serving on the research faculty at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and as a visiting scientist at NYU Medical Center in the Department of Biophysics. Steve received his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bloomsburg University, a Master’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Hartford, and a Ph.D. in experimental & physiological psychology from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Steve has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications including 15 commercial software programs and more than 40 US Patents.
Nervanix also announced today the formation of an Education Advisory Board to provide guidance for this emerging ed tech sector. Advisory Board members include industry veterans as well as tech-savvy experts.
“We are pioneering an exciting new category in the education technology market, and in doing so, we thought it was critical to have experienced educators on our Education Advisory Board who understand the rapidly changing world of ed tech and the promise it holds for teachers and students,” said Adam Hall, CEO and Founder of Nervanix.
The Nervanix Education Advisory Board includes:
Sheryl Abshire, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, Lake Charles, LA
Mr. Dwight Bonds, Executive Director, California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA), Granada Hills, CA
Jay Blanchard, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Teachers College, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Mr. Gavin Dykes, Managing Director, Cellcove Ltd., London, UK
Ms. Kathy Hurley, EVP, Education Alliances, Pearson Foundation, New York, NY
Mr. Hector Montenegro, District Senior Advisor, Collaborative for Academic, Social & Emotional Learning
Amy Perry-Delcorvo, Ed.D., CEO & Executive Director, New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE), Latham, NY
Mr. Bill Wendling, President, Wendling Communications, Bradenton, FL
Nervanix is an exciting start-up company in the educational technology sector that applies recent groundbreaking advances in the field of neuroscience to instructional and learning models with the intent of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of instruction through optimized student engagement. To learn more about Nervanix, visit http://www.nervanix.com/.
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